NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $77.25 -1.06 (-1.35 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$77.25Today's Range$76.78 - $78.7652-Week Range$68.09 - $90.96Volume97,931 shsAverage Volume71,926 shsMarket Capitalization$1.76 billionP/E Ratio16.61Dividend Yield1.28%Beta1.14 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois. Receive SCL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SCL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:SCL Previous Symbol CUSIP85858610 Webwww.stepan.com Phone847-446-7500 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.34 Current Ratio2.49 Quick Ratio1.90 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.61 Forward P/E Ratio16.68 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.93 billion Price / Sales0.90 Cash Flow$8.2181 per share Price / Cash Flow9.40 Book Value$32.90 per share Price / Book2.35 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.65 Net Income$91.57 million Net Margins4.78% Return on Equity15.02% Return on Assets7.78% Miscellaneous Employees2,096 Outstanding Shares22,520,000Market Cap$1.76 billion OptionableOptionable Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Stepan's stock symbol? Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL." How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan? Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. This is a boost from Stepan's previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. View Stepan's Dividend History. How were Stepan's earnings last quarter? Stepan (NYSE:SCL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The basic materials company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.11. The basic materials company earned $508 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $504.20 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 15.02% and a net margin of 4.78%. Stepan's revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.92 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History. When is Stepan's next earnings date? Stepan is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan. What price target have analysts set for SCL? 3 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's share price to reach $72.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan. Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about SCL stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Stepan's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Stepan include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), Unilever (UL), Ecolab (ECL), Church & Dwight (CHD) and SYMRISE AG/ADR (SYIEY). Who are Stepan's key executives? Stepan's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 54)Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 48)Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 56)Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 45) Who are Stepan's major shareholders? Stepan's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.86%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.89%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.89%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.86%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.85%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.45%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan. Which major investors are selling Stepan stock? SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Renaissance Technologies LLC and LSV Asset Management. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale and Robert Victor Slone. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan. Which major investors are buying Stepan stock? SCL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, Walthausen & Co. LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., BlackRock Inc., Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan. How do I buy shares of Stepan? Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Stepan's stock price today? One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.25. How big of a company is Stepan? Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $91.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,096 workers across the globe. What is Stepan's official website? The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com. How can I contact Stepan? Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 167 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 244 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 411MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is dollar cost averaging (DCA)?